Artist Profile
Ganesh Pyne – “I am only whole when I am painting”  

Nov , 2014

Pyne mostly worked in tempera; his paintings are rich in imagery and symbolism. Pyne was born in June 11, 1937 in Calcutta.

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M.F. Hussain - “Mostly people are ignorant, what is the language of painting. but time will teach them.”  

Nov , 2014

Hussain was born in 1913, Pandharpur Maharashtra. His ambition to become a painter brought him to Bombay.

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Anjolie Ela Menon “Painters are blue-collared workers not ninnes”  

Dec , 2014

In 1940 Anjolie Ela Menon was born in India to a mixed Bengal and American parentage.

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Francis Newton Souza – “Society must adapt to the artist”  

Nov , 2014

He was born in the village of Saligao, Goa to Roman Catholic parents.

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Syed Haider Raza “You must think of the mountain when you’re painting the mountain."  

Nov , 2014

Born on the 22nd February 1922, Raza took to drawing at the age of 12, since then his style has evolved hugely.

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Hemendranath Mazumdar - "His perspectives were much better worked out."  

Dec , 2014

In the year 1894, Bongaigaon, what is now Bangladesh, saw the birth of an infant who was to become a phenomenal painter a few years down the line.

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Paramjit Singh’s lovely landscapes  

Jul , 2013

His paintings - done both in the representational and the realist style- come across as a gentle exploration of the myriad possibilities that exist beyond the mundane world and environ that surrounds us.

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India’s iconic masters and contemporary artists in spotlight  

Jun , 2013

The world’s top two auction houses have lined up important works by some of the most cutting edge and dynamic contemporary artists alongside several renowned modern masters.

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A doyen of India’s modern art movement  

Jun , 2013

Acclaimed not only as a sculptor and graphic artist but also as a major political activist, Somnath Hore boldly used his artistic talent for expressing his angst against a rigid socio-political system that espoused acts of violence.

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A trio of talented artists shines in New York  

Jun , 2013

Avinash Veeraraghavan, Sakshi Gupta and Mariam Suhail share a passion to dissect, reassess and re-present current socio-developments and life around as well as an individual’s dilemma while dealing with them.

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Peeping into Sanjay Bhattacharya’s artistic realm  

May , 2013

Done in a wide range of media, his vast body of works explores dual nature of realities, looking to blend the outer and inner ones, juxtapose or even confront both at times. It encompasses quaint architectural elements, streets of Kolkata and realistic portraiture.

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Tracing life and career of a veteran artist-philosopher  

May , 2013

The mysterious, mystical processes of renewal continue to inspire Akbar Padamsee’s artistic quest. His oeuvre primarily revolves around a meticulous revisiting of three distinct genres: the landscape, the nude and the head, involving a dynamic, recursive, additive process.

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An artist greatly concerned by social and environmental degradation  

May , 2013

The theme of human suffering caused by distorted socio-political system and also the one that we happen to create within ourselves forms the crux of Alok Bal’s work that also depicts a rather disturbing spectre of concrete jungles.

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An artist inspired by the real tactile world he inhabits  

Apr , 2013

Work by Murali Cheeroth results from a constant investigation into the formation of both personal and cultural meanings, leading to their intense expressions. They involve a process of ‘framing and reframing’, of ‘touching and retouching’.

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A tribute to Ganesh Pyne  

Apr , 2013

Among the foremost exponents of Bengal Art School tradition, his personal experiences of solitude, alienation, and pain impacted his style, albeit interspersed with moods of serenity and tenderness as he explored more profound and deeper existential questions.

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Philosophy, processes and influences of India’s foremost artist  

Apr , 2013

Working in a diverse range of media, Anjolie Ela Menon does not relish being fitted into a specific category. Her very individualistic style and mode of self-expression based on constant experimentation defies any classification.

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‘ZegnArt’ artist for a prestigious public art project  

Mar , 2013

Reena Kallat has been chosen for the first artwork of a global initiative by Italy’s ZegnArt launched in India. Her work fully responds to the spirit of the commission from a formal point of view as well as in terms of content.

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A spotlight on this year’s Skoda Prize winner  

Mar , 2013

Sculpture and installation work by LN Tallur reveals itself to be cosmopolitan as well as historically astute. A hallmark of his practice has been to translate traditional Indian symbols into a contemporary language, to denote the diversity of traditional Indian life.

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A triumvirate of talented artists  

Mar , 2013

If Arijoy Bhattacharya looks to seamlessly blend the oriental and the occidental, Viraj Naik looks to weave his visual narration around a realm of curious make-believe entities, whereas Ram Bali Chauhan’s opts for an intricate arrangement of line and form.

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Padma Vibhushan for SH Raza  

Feb , 2013

The veteran artist, one of the founders of the modern art movement in India, has been deeply influenced by his roots and the rich Indian culture. Two parallel enquiries in his work - aimed at a ‘pure plastic order’ and also concerning the theme of nature - converge into the ‘Bindu’.

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